German Studies

Bachelor of Arts

German Studies

Experience intensive language training and lively culture courses that will prepare you for jobs in fields such as science and technology, education, health care, law, business and more.

In Bucknell's German studies program, you'll find faculty eager to support your complementary academic interests and widen your cross-cultural skills, a thriving German Club and study-abroad programs in the stunning port city of Hamburg. We also offer the Bucknell-Heidelberg Exchange, which provides a one-year fellowship to one graduating senior to study at the University of Heidelberg.

Recent German studies graduates began careers in education, engineering and the financial sector, and some received prestigious fellowships to study and work in Germany.

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Find your path to German studies at Bucknell


Study Abroad

Hamburg, Germany

Immerse Yourself in German

Go beyond the classroom to deepen your knowledge of German language and culture by studying abroad. Students may choose from Bucknell-approved programs in Heidelberg and Hamburg.

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Language Placement Exam

Whether you intend to continue a language you studied in high school or wish to explore a new one, an online placement test is required to enroll in language courses. Your exam score and academic record will inform the final placement decision. We recommend that all students with past language experience take the placement test as early as possible. First-year students will be automatically directed to the exam during course registration. Sophomores, juniors and seniors should contact the academic department prior to course registration.

Language placement exam

German Club

The German Club promotes the study of German culture and language at Bucknell and is run by students, for students. Throughout the year we sponsor films, speakers, discussions, study breaks and trips. In the past, we have visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., taken a trip to the Amish country in Lancaster County, and shared our experiences with other students who are interested in traveling abroad. We also have a German-speaking lunch table once a week with the teaching assistant from the University of Heidelberg. We regularly meet as a group and discuss a wide variety of topics related to German culture. Anybody is welcome!

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